Sciatica, Radiculopathy, Herniated Disc, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Piriformis Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Nerve Entrapment, Degenerative Disc Disease, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Research regarding the recurrence rate of nerve pathologies vary, but one study following subjects who had first-time lumbar discectomy for disc herniation at 6-month follow-up quantified pain rating scores and peridural scar tissue formation. The results showed that patients with extensive peridural scar tissue formation were 3.2 times more likely to experience recurrent radicular pain than those with less scarring.
Why Motion Stability?
We are known in the Atlanta area as a specialty clinic that treats nerve related dysfunctions and pain. Many physical therapy clinics treat nerve symptoms predominately by tractions devices and performing repeated back bends. Although these interventions can be effective, we take into consideration that there are more interventions we can provide to treat nerve pain.
Did you know that nerves can move just like a muscle or tendon? More importantly, did you know that nerves can still be irritated and inflamed even after a surgery was performed to remove a herniated disc that was pressing on the nerve? Just like any other connective tissue that gets injured, it is important to address how the nerve has been irritated, get the nerve to move appropriately as well as the areas of your body that may also affect how the nerve functions. This approach is called neurodynamics. It is a more comprehensive approach that we utilize to treating nerve pain and symptoms than solely a repeated back bend or device that provides traction to your spine.
With this approach, we are not only able to directly treat where the nerve is injured, but also integrate a more comprehensive approach to your entire body that improves the movements that may be directly affecting your nerves.
Ross JS, Robertson JT, Frederickson R, Petric JL, et al. Association between peridural scar an recurrent radicular pain after lumbar discectomy: magnetic resonance evaluation, ADCON-L European Study Group. Neurosurgery. 1996;38(4):855-861.